ThinkWave Educator has an intuitive, easy-to-use, interface that can be learned quickly. Multiple classes can be maintained in a single gradebook. There is no need to login multiple times to access different classes.
ThinkWave Educator is completely cloud based which means there is no software to install and teachers can access data from school or home. ThinkWave can be used with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari and Chrome on PC, MAC, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
ThinkWave Educator is great for solo teachers who want a basic, free gradebook. ThinkWave Educator Premium is for teachers who want a full-featured gradebook with 100 GB online storage.
Use an all-points grading system or a flexible grading system that combines points, letter grades, check, check plus, and custom grades. Create your own assignment types and use assignment type weighting, for example, making Tests 30%, Homework 40%, Projects 15% and Participation 15%.
ThinkWave Educator includes powerful report capabilities that generate professionally-formatted, ready-to-print, .pdf documents. Reports can be customized with a logo and header and multiple other customization options.
Save on paper and toner cartridges. ThinkWave Educator provides the functionality of a learning management system with the ability to upload homework and handouts online. Uploaded files can be up to 25MB each and the Premium gradebook includes 100 GB online storage. Many file formats are supported including .pdf, .doc, picture files, movie files and others. Homework is available for students and parents to download online. The upload function can also be used to organize handouts in one place. No need to email files between home and school -everything is available online from any computer.
ThinkWave Educator offers the powerful ability to collect homework from students online. Students upload their homework files with an easy-to-use upload function. Files are immediately available to the teacher in the gradebook. Uploaded files are organized for the teacher by assignment and date.
ThinkWave improves communication by providing individual, password-protected accounts for students and parents to access classroom information. Detailed, day-to-day summary of student progress includes overall results, graded assignments and upcoming assignments. Grades Online enables student achievement by improving organization and allowing for early intervention.
ThinkWave includes blogging software. Blog posts and announcements can be directed to all students and parents, particular groups of students, or specific classes. Multiple files can be uploaded and associated with blog posts.
|ThinkWave EducatorFor solo teachers||ThinkWave AdministratorFor schools & districts|
|Free||Premium||School Software with Gradebooks|
|Teacher Gradebook(s)||YES||YES||YES (for all teachers)|
|Parent / Student Access||YES||YES||YES|
|Flexible Grading Options||YES||YES||YES|
|Advertising Supported||YES||No ads||No ads|
|Upload and Collect Assignments Online||25 MB storage||100 GB storage||100 GB storage|
|Secure Socket Layer encryption (SSL)||YES||YES|
|Schoolwide Report Cards||YES|